5th - 10th November 2017 - Last Places
This annex to the 'Saga of the Seas' Faroe Islands workshop includes visits to two further, less-visited islands: Mykines and Suðuroy, reachable by helicopter. We will be based in traditional Faroese houses and explore the far reaches of the archipelago by helicopter, by foot and by car.
This annex will not be extreme in any way and the hiking difficulty is similar to that of the main workshop. It is the perfect addendum for photographers eager to acheive a more complete, authentic and wild experience in the Faroe Islands.
Here is a short film by Daniel Haussmann from our scouting trip in the Faroes:
We will meet at the lobby of our hotel (situated 2 minutes away from the airport!) for a late dinner, during which we will get acquainted with the guide and participants and discuss the plans for the days ahead.
Early next morning, after breakfast, we will drive to the airport and hop a short helicopter flight to the island of Mykines. Mykines (pronounced Mee-chee-ness) is the westernmost of the 18 main islands of the Faroe Archipelago. In this time of year it is populated by no more than 10 people, which means that once dropped off by the heli, we'll be utterly alone apart from the odd encounter with a shepherd - if you don't count the sheep, that is.
Since no hostel is open in Mykines this time of year, we'll share a beautiful, 100-year old traditional Faroese house. We will sleep in the same (large) room, but the house is clean, fully equipped, the beds are comfortable and most importantly - it has Wifi!
We will bring our own food and I will cook for you on our stay in Mykines.
During our stay we will hike around the western side of the island. We'll venture all the way to the lighthouse on the far west, about an hour away from our house.
Weather in Mykines is extreme, and we can expect all kinds of light, strong winds, clouds rolling in and out and very unique photographic conditions. Rainbows happen often, appearing and disappearing as the sun peeks between the clouds and shine upon the rain. Get ready to get wet on occasion, but it's going to be very worth it!
Once we are finished in Mykines, we'll take the helicopter back to Vagar, and soon afterwards we'll take it again and fly (through several islands) to Suðuroy. Suðuroy is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. Like its brothers, it is ruled by mountains, cliffs and fjords. It is the island which has the most islets and skerries around it, and the only one with active coal mines. For our two nights here, we'll reside in a wonderful little guesthouse.
Suðuroy is full of wonderful photographic spots, some a short walk from the road and some a short hike away. We'll spend our time here exploring the island and shooting from high vantage points scattered across it.
After a possible sunrise shoot, we'll pack our things and take a helicopter ride back to Vágar, where we'll settle back in the hotel and continue on the main workshop.
US$2790 per person (single hotel rooms on the first night, shared accommodations on nights 2-3 and double rooms on nights 4-5) for participants registering by December 31st, 2016;
$2890 for participants registering between January 1st and May 31st, 2017;
$2990 for participants registering afterwards.
Sign up as a group of 3 or more and receive a $100 discount* each!
Maximum Number of Participants: 6
Physical Difficulty: Intermediate. We will be hiking to some of the locations, but the hikes are fairly easy if you're moderately fit. Weather conditions in the Faroes can be very harsh, and you must be prepared to withstand strong winds. Temperatures will most likely revolve around 5 degrees centigrade.
Born in 1980, Erez Marom is a full-time nature photographer, photography guide, writer and traveler-adventurer based in Israel. Erez spends much of his time in the field shooting the wildlife and scenery of his favorite locations worldwide.
In addition, Erez publishes articles and instructional texts in leading magazines and websites, and dedicates a considerable amount of his time to sharing his experience and knowledge by lecturing and traveling several times a year to guide his unique photography workshops. His images have adorned the covers and pages of numerous magazines and books.
In order to secure your spot, you are required to transfer a deposit of $990. This deposit will be refunded only in case the workshop gets cancelled for some reason. For your comfort, the deposit can be payed either through PayPal or via bank transfer (contact me for details).
The full amount (after discounts if applicable) must be payed via wire transfer 75 days prior to the workshop starting date.
In the case you need to cancel your participation, a 67% refund (excluding deposit) will be given up to 60 days prior to the workshop starting date and a 33% refund up to 45 days prior to the workshop starting date.
I reserve the right to increase the price of the workshop if costs rise due to unexpected changes in fees, taxes or exchange rates.
Though very improbable, workshop dates might shift a few days here or there, up to 6 months prior to start date. Please contact me if you have schedule limitations.
The tour plan above is subject to change. Weather in the Faroe Islands can be extremely unpredictable, and so in case of harsh weather, we may have to divert from our plan and do something else. There's always something to do though, wherever we are.
Important: In order to join the workshop, you will be required to sign a contract that establishes that the tour leaders are not responsible to physical or proprietary damages, and that you understand and accept several behavioral standards (including not taking excessive risk), necessary to ensure the workshop's success and your safe return.
Aurora is, of course, not guaranteed.
*Multiple discounts may or may not apply, please consult me.
5th - 10th November 2017 - Last Places